Black-Ear Wrasse (Halichoeres poeyi)
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303 Litres (80 US G.)
20-24 cm (7.9-9.4")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
Additional scientific names
- Platyglossus poeyi
- Caribbean; from southern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to São Paulo, Brazil.
- Protogynous hermaphrodite.
- A relatively peaceful fish suitable for peaceful communities and is considered reef safe, although may nip at bristle-worms.
- Omnivorous, will eat flakes, and pellets.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Prefers a spacious tank with plenty of live rock and hiding places. Needs a deep sand bed typically used by that genus.
- Generally peaceful towards tank mates. Typical of wrasses, they can be kept in a harem with a single male. May get aggressive towards related species, but will tolerate other genera.
- This fish is yellowish-orange, with red facial stripes; sometimes has a small black ocellus behind its eyes, and a second one on the dorsal fin.
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